Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. I asked Kevin O’Meara that question last week on Talking Logistics. Kevin discusses three factors that are helping to drive the reshoring trend, but the one that caught my attention the most was how companies are shifting their focus from least-cost sourcing to best-cost sourcing.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. According to Frost & Sullivan, global logistics spending is expected to grow from $7.9 Source: [link].

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services. The Third Party Logistics Study Indicates “Working With the Enemy” Is Profitable and Acceptable. 3PL Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Cloud Logistics.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

DELMIA Quintiq

The demand for refrigerated food distribution has changed dramatically over the past several years, in turn adding the complexities of shelf-life, perishability and refrigeration requirements to the logistics of food transportation. Transport & Logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Back here on Earth, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Nikola One Hydrogen-Electric Truck Revealed. billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters).

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. Note: LeanLogistics and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

Is the 3PL Industry Becoming Barbell Shaped?

Talking Logistics

Looking at the numbers and recent news, investors are betting big on the future of the logistics industry. The road to Coyote’s IPO has been paved with various acquisitions, including Access America Transport, which the company acquired last March (read my commentary here ).

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Not only are intra-Asian movements much cheaper than those to either Europe or North America but also the global forwarders have far less strength in this segment than they do in Asia-Europe or Asia-US trades. The global logistics industry is already seeing a major change to the relationship that drove its development for the last three decades and before. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

One of the emails I did keep and read with interest was the first item in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Infor to Acquire GT Nexus. GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) and enhances its Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics offering in the US.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S 3D printing is revolutionising the way spare parts is managed.

Funding Questions Abound Over Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Supply Chain Brain

Divisions over the source of the money signal a potentially tough path for the plan. Global Trade & Economics All Logistics Transportation & Distribution North America Home Page Latest News News Transportation Management Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload Services Home Page Slider

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. To prove the concept, Nick decided to run a simulation and tested the North America market. North America Simulation Output.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Logistics companies are certainly no stranger to the volatile nature of their profession—let’s take a look at some strategies they’ve developed for buffering rising fuel costs. Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Logistics economics transportation shipping

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

Talking Logistics

With custom logistics networks, almost everything has become an exception and it drains an enormous amount of time and manual effort out of your day. JP Wiggins is Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms , where he manages channels and partnerships for the company.

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As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Logistics companies are certainly no stranger to the volatile nature of their profession—let’s take a look at some strategies they’ve developed for buffering rising fuel costs. Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Logistics economics transportation shipping

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is an active group in Europe and North America. The group is working on case studies to test new technologies like blockchain, cognitive computing, supply chain operating networks, and open source analytics. Port infrastructure and logistics capacity are growing issues.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. JP Wiggins is Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms , where he manages channels and partnerships for the company.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

Figure 1: Transportation IT Spend Change Next 2 Years (Source: Descartes). Figure 2: Top 4 Regulatory/Industry Changes (Source: Descartes). Figure 3: Top 3 Business Drivers for Expanded TMS Use (Source: Descartes). Figure 4: Primary Obstacle to TMS Investment (Source: Descartes).

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

North America, Europe, …). Postponing that step could allow for faster fulfillment and more flexible inventory at the regional level, but could also significantly increase production and logistics costs.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Source: Supply Chain Digest. Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Lennox.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census).

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Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. Source: [link] ). SCM #SupplyChain #oranges #orangejuice #food #logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S. third-party logistics market has grown to become a $166.8 CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). Source ID.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. 1] She note there are only two known historical sources describing the three-day long feast shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first source was Edward Winslow, one of the English leaders who sailed to American on the Mayflower. ” The other source was the governor mentioned by Winslow, a man named William Bradford.

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Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

A recent survey completed by IQMS of 151 North American manufacturers found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), mobile and real-time monitoring to grow 10% faster than their peers.